UFC 187 tickets still available; secondary market soft

May 22, 2015

While UFC 187 ticket prices are up from UFC 186 in Montreal, it is down from the last time it was in Vegas UFC 183.  The average ticket on the secondary market for UFC 187 is $362 per ticket according to ticket search engine SeatGeek.

Notably, the “get-in” price for UFC 187 is $144 which is down from last week’s price of $210.  SeatGeek notes that that the cheapest floor seat available is $851 while the lowest listing for the lower level on the secondary market is $295.

via Seetgeek

via Seetgeek

The average ticket price for UFC 183 which featured Nick Diaz taking on Anderson Silva was $464.  At UFC 182, which featured Ronda Rousey taking on Cat Zingano, tickets ran for $420 with the “get-in” at $145.

There are a seats still available through Ticketmaster with the lowest (as of Friday night) at $144.  The most expensive on Ticketmaster is $1,045.

Payout Perspective:

Perhaps it is not surprising that the ticket prices are down from February’s UFC 183 in Vegas.  But, the drop in ticket prices on the secondary market over the course of a week reflects the fact that interest may be waning for the event.  While the event has two strong title fights at the top, it does not appear to be swaying fans to purchase tickets for the event.  With tickets still available on Ticketmaster, I would suppose the secondary market continues to drop by tomorrow.

22 Responses to “UFC 187 tickets still available; secondary market soft”

  1. Tops E on May 22nd, 2015 10:22 PM

    Hahahaha hahahaha….creditors are taking notice

  2. joe on May 23rd, 2015 4:57 AM

    The loss of Bones and Khabib took this card from “All-time great” status to “good”.

  3. d on May 23rd, 2015 8:03 AM

    Gate does not always determine ppv numbers. They vary based on the event.

  4. LeonThePro on May 23rd, 2015 8:40 AM

    Any last takes Delusional for the bet, or are you still ducking your 700k prediction? Make me an offer.

  5. d on May 23rd, 2015 8:58 AM

    Leon, are you still cowarding out on the bet I offered? Yeah, I guess so. You were wrong every time you made a prediction this year thus far. If you change your name for the 3 prediction failures you had this year thus far, I’ll take this bet. Oh, yeah, you won’t because you have zero integrity.

    Are you still ducking out on making a prediction for this fight? Obviously, you don’t want to be proven dead fucking wrong again for the 4th time this year.

    You might as well take the offer. You are going to change your name permanently by the Fall.

  6. Jack Torrance on May 23rd, 2015 11:18 AM

    It’s not going to do big numbers, too many people bought the Mayweather fight, not too many people can afford an extra $170 on their cable bill in one month. With internet plus cable they are looking at $300 plus for the month.

    450k tops but probably won’t break 400k – Final answer.

  7. JF on May 23rd, 2015 1:59 PM

    I’ll say this will do 550k which is very good considering the only real star on the card is Weidman. I think the fights will be much better than 186.

  8. LeonThePro on May 23rd, 2015 4:05 PM

    I’ll say 500k too but won’t be surprised one bit to see it do less.

  9. LeonThePro on May 23rd, 2015 4:07 PM

    Delusional you are delusional you can’t make a bet after the result is in you idiot. I hope you are not being serious. Nice duck job.

  10. d on May 23rd, 2015 4:26 PM


    Leon, you pathetic twat. You were proven wrong every time you made a prediction this year. To save face, you are attempting to make more bets despite your awful track record.

    I didn’t make a bet afterwards. I’m not ducking anything. I’m in the driver’s seat. I don’t need to make more bets. You are going to lose and have to eat crow on your bet about 5m buys. I’m gonna sit here and laugh when it is finalized.

    Leon The Schmo coming this fall!!!

  11. d on May 23rd, 2015 10:24 PM

    Highest live gate this year. RT @iamjohnpollock: They announced 12,615 and a gate of $5,189,167 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for UFC 187

  12. d on May 23rd, 2015 10:25 PM

    Obviously ticket sales weren’t too bad after all.

  13. d on May 24th, 2015 12:04 AM

    This was the biggest gate since Silva-Weidman II. It did a bigger gate than UFC 100.
    It was the 5th largest UFC gate all time.

  14. Gambino on May 24th, 2015 3:05 AM

    The gate only comes from ticket sales on the primary market. That’s how they knew Mayweather-Pacquiao would get a $72 million dollar gate well before the fight even happened. That’s how they know Ufc 189 will do about $7 million if it’s a sell out. Tickets for 187 went on sale when Jon Jones vs. Johnson was still the main event, so of course it’s gonna have a huge gate. They only got a decent attendance because resellers had to discount the price and take a loss. There is absolutely no correlation between gate/attendance and ppv buys, especially in this situation.

  15. d on May 24th, 2015 7:50 AM

    This is getting silly.

    Jon Jones was removed from this fight back on April 27th…nearly a month ago. Ticket sales for mma events do not take off until typically the last 2-3 weeks of any given event. The gate sales being this high had little to do with Jones at all. It had to do with the fact that there were two big title fights on the card. Had Jones been on the card, the gate would have been even bigger.

  16. d on May 24th, 2015 9:03 AM

    Also, the fact that there were $140 seats available on Ticketmaster right before the event shows scalpers weren’t the primary cause of the big gate. If brokers bought up the bulk of the tickets & inflated the gate, the first tickets they buy up are the nose bleeds, which clearly didn’t happen here. A $5m gate shows there were tons of lower level seats sold.

  17. d on May 24th, 2015 9:26 AM

    There are a few other issues with these numbers: UFC 182 was Cormier vs. Jones, not Zingano vs. Rousey. Rousey-Zingano was UFC 184. Also, Rousey vs Zingano had an attendance of 17k+, with a gate of only just under 2.7m. The average ticket price for 187 was more than double Rousey-Zingano and even if the get in price was $145 for 184 which I am very skeptical of based on the gate numbers/venue, it wouldn’t be reflective of a more in demand show, it just means that the lower level seats were selling at a higher rate primarily because there are far more available at Staples rather than MGM.

    Also, I am skeptical that 182’s average ticket price/get in price considering mmapayout reported the level of comped tickets would be well over 30% for that event. Not to mention the average ticket price listed for 182 is at $420 with a gate of 3.7m and attendance numbers of 11.5k while the average ticket price listed for 187 is $362 with a gate of 5.1m and 12.6k in attendance. The average ticket price based on 187’s numbers should be $404 per ticket and 182 should be $321 per ticket.

    These numbers as a whole are very off.

  18. d on May 24th, 2015 9:37 AM

    For the average ticket prices for 182/187, I listed the avgs based on primary ticket sales, not secondary, slight mixup. The numbers on the secondary market still don’t add up based on the overwhelming amount of comps for 182. This was clearly a bigger success than 182.

  19. saldathief on May 25th, 2015 9:42 AM

    hahaha low ticket sale article comes out, the UFC lies about the gate. Typical and predictable 5 million my fucking ass!

  20. d on May 25th, 2015 9:58 AM

    Saldaqueer just fabricating things out of thin air. Ranting like the quack he is.

  21. saldathief on May 25th, 2015 12:49 PM

    D is fabricating things from UFC talking points hahahaha Nice try fart boy!

  22. d on May 25th, 2015 1:06 PM

    Sal is delusional and fabricates everything he says. He is just a boxing paid troll. Nice try shit laced diaper boy!

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